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A Salmonella Outbreak Has Spread To 17 States And It’s Linked To Italian-Style Meats – NPR

It’s Time To Up Your Mask Game – NPR

From Free Pizza To Free Tuition, Colleges Try Everything To Get Students Vaccinated – NPR

Sports Science Is Changing How Female Olympians Train. It Could Help You, Too – NPR

Most Children Don’t Develop Long-Haul COVID After an Infection, According to a Large New Study – TIME

The Delta Variant Increases Your Chances of Being Hospitalized With COVID-19, Study Finds – TIME

Largest Study of Lingering COVID-19 Effects Suggests a Looming Problem – TIME

Pediatric COVID-19 Cases Are Surging, Pushing Hospitals — and Health Care Workers — to Their Breaking Points – TIME

Many U.S. At-Home COVID-19 Test Results Could Be Going Unreported – TIME

Can Your Employer Require That You Get Vaccinated? It Depends Where You Live – TIME

Driven by the Delta Variant, the Fourth Wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. Could Be Worse Than the Third. In Some States, It Already Is – TIME

Why There Should Be a Moratorium on COVID-19 Booster Shots Until Low-Income Countries Get Vaccinated – TIME

Why COVID-19 Might Be Here to Stay — And How We’ll Learn to Live With It – TIME

After Shunning Free Beer and Savings Bonds, the Fourth COVID-19 Wave Is Convincing Holdouts to Finally Get Vaccinated – TIME

Schools Expected to Leave Virtual Learning Behind in the Fall, but the Delta Variant Is Forcing a Change in Plans – TIME

Clinics Won’t Provide It. Insurers Won’t Cover It. So Will the First Alzheimer’s Drug Make a Difference? – TIME

California sees significant rise in vaccinations as employers issue mandates – Los Angeles Times

Long COVID’s daunting toll seen in study of pandemic’s earliest patients – Los Angeles Times

Why a fast-spreading coronavirus and a half-vaccinated public can be a recipe for disaster – Los Angeles Times

Is California’s ‘Hydrogen Highway’ a road to nowhere? – Los Angeles Times

California doing much better with Delta variant than Florida, Texas. Here’s why – Los Angeles Times

Gov. Newsom orders school employees to get vaccinated or be tested regularly – Los Angeles Times

With Delta surging, America is dangerously divided over vaccines – Los Angeles Times

Biden, reversing Trump order, announces tougher car pollution standards – Los Angeles Times

L.A. will consider requiring vaccine proof at restaurants, gyms, indoor sporting events – Los Angeles Times

Masks back in demand as Illinois announces statewide mandate in schools. ‘We are going to be selling masks like crazy.’ – Chicago Tribune

Less than 2 months after lifting most COVID-19 orders, Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues mask mandates for schools and vaccine requirements for some state workers – Chicago Tribune

Chicago now asks unvaccinated travelers to quarantine — even with a negative COVID-19 test — and advises against Labor Day travel for unvaccinated kids – Chicago Tribune

Cannabis smoking lounges off to successful start in Illinois. ’60- and 70-year-old dudes walking in with their tie-dye.’ – Chicago Tribune

Illinois expansion of health coverage for older adults regardless of immigration status is expected to benefit thousands of essential workers at risk – Chicago Tribune

Marijuana drug tests in the workplace would follow same standard as DUI, under proposed change in Illinois law – Chicago Tribune

Chicago mandates masks indoors as new COVID-19 cases top 400 a day; no plans for state to follow suit – Chicago Tribune

McDonald’s will require US office employees get the COVID-19 vaccine – Chicago Tribune

Moderna says its COVID vaccine’s protection holds through 6 months, but anticipates boosters will be needed before winter – Chicago Tribune

As COVID admissions spiral, Memorial Health in South Broward suspends elective surgeries – Miami Herald

In COVID feud, DeSantis takes shot at Biden: ‘I don’t want to hear a blip … from you’ – Miami Herald

Broward school district says mask mandate still in place, as it reviews DeSantis’ order – Miami Herald

Number of Americans opposed to getting a COVID vaccine reaches new low, poll finds – Miami Herald

Florida changed its COVID-19 data, creating an ‘artificial decline’ in recent deaths – Miami Herald

Florida judge rules DeSantis overreached on school mask mandate – Miami Herald

Disney, Royal Caribbean will require proof of COVID-19  vaccination for cruises – Miami Herald

South Florida healthcare giant mandating COVID vaccines for workers and volunteers – Miami Herald

Biden administration says it will help school districts defying DeSantis’ mask orders – Miami Herald

DeSantis says reporting local COVID data on daily basis ‘may not be a bad idea’ – Miami Herald

‘Burning through the population’: Delta fuels Florida’s worst COVID wave – Miami Herald

Florida approves vouchers for ‘COVID-19 harassment,’ new protocols in schools – Miami Herald

Florida children’s hospitals see pediatric COVID cases soar amid delta variant surge – Miami Herald

Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Split Corporate America – The Wall Street Journal

EU Travel Recommendations: What U.S. Travelers Need to Know – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Covid-19 Hospitalizations Approach a Peak as Delta Variant Spreads – The Wall Street Journal

Delta Air Lines to Impose $200 Monthly Charge on Unvaccinated Employees, Add Testing Requirements – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Gives Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Full Approval – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Cases Surge as Students Return to Schools – The Wall Street Journal

Job Postings Requiring Covid-19 Vaccination Jump in Past Month – The Wall Street Journal

Census Data Shows America’s White Population Shrank for the First Time – The Wall Street Journal

Pentagon to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccine for U.S. Service Members – The Wall Street Journal

Highly Vaccinated States Keep Worst Covid-19 Outcomes in Check as Delta Spreads, WSJ Analysis Shows – The Wall Street Journal

Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse – The New York Times

What to Know About Breakthrough Infections and the Delta Variant – The New York Times

Should I Mask? Can I Travel? What About Hugs? How Delta Is Changing Advice for the Vaccinated – The New York Times

It’s natural to feel happy and sad at the same time. Here’s when it can become a problem. – The Washington Post

WHO calls for moratorium on booster vaccine shots through September, citing global disparity –  The Washington Post

Pandemic will push U.S. mortality up through 2023, new government report predicts – The Washington Post

A science in the shadows – The Washington Post

Companies move to mandate coronavirus shots as FDA grants full approval to Pfizer vaccine – The Washington Post

Biden team tries to get ahead of the virus — and maybe the science — with decision on booster shots – The Washington Post

Trump let this pesticide stay on the market. Under Biden, EPA is banning its use on food. – The Washington Post

Vaccines show declining effectiveness against infection overall but strong protection against hospitalization amid delta variant – The Washington Post

CDC backs third vaccine dose for immunocompromised people – The Washington Post

FDA authorizes extra vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients to bolster protection against the coronavirus – The Washington Post

Spread of delta variant ignites covid hot spots in highly vaccinated parts of the U.S., Post analysis finds – The Washington Post

CDC guidance now official: Pregnant people should get coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

‘Goldilocks virus’: Delta vanquishes all variant rivals as scientists race to understand its tricks – The Washington Post

Humans have pushed the climate into ‘unprecedented’ territory, landmark U.N. report finds – The Washington Post